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Smart-e-Pants for preventing pressure ulcers: A stimulating idea

#Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are a serious health problem for many patients. For those with reduced mobility or sensation — such as patients who...

New portable x-ray provides better care for surgical patients

Surgical patients at Rouge Valley are healing more quickly thanks to our physicians, staff and the use of new technology. Both Rouge Valley Health System...

Planning for our healthy future

All of us in the health care sector work hard every day to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the patients and...

What’s on the 2015 Top 10 List of Game-Changing Health Technologies?

With so many emerging drugs, medical devices, and procedures coming to market, how can health professionals, administrators, and patients identify the ones that could...

A new approach to palliative care in the community

Most Canadians indicate that, if given the choice, they would choose to die at home with loved ones, yet almost 70 per cent of...

Providing methods to help children with chronic pain

For many of us, describing physical pain can be as simple as saying “ouch” when we stub our toe. But as a clinician, what...

$100 million partnership in brain health and aging innovation

Baycrest Health Sciences will lead a new Canadian venture aimed at optimizing the cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of older adults—across the country and...

Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer pain management

For many health care providers, codeine has been somewhat of a household name in the realm of pain management. Codeine, an opioid medication available...

Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting...

Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird

Carol Aird RN – Peterborough Regional Health Centre Carol graduated from the McMaster School of Nursing in 1977. Her first job was outpost nursing, providing...

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